To the Jackson Hole fishing community:
The Jackson Hole Trout Unlimited board is devastated by the sudden loss of our friend and fellow board member, Spencer Morton, and we are heartbroken for Melissa, Fritz, and his family. Spencer was the owner and founder of the Jackson Hole Fly Fishing School, a loving husband and father, a gifted angler, and a dedicated conservationist. He was the best of what the fishing community had to offer: professional (as owner and founder of Jackson Hole Fly Fishing School), humble, a steward of the resource, and endlessly stoked to put people on fish - the stoke level was the same for a 30 inch brown as it was for a 7 inch cutty. He understood that, above all else, fishing was about connection - with each other, and with the river and the ecosystem. He was an enthusiastic and thoughtful board member who consistently showed up for our local conservation efforts, spearheading fish rescues, teaching the next generation, and helping raise funds and awareness for TU.
JHTU supporters can contribute to an educational trust for his children. In the future, we are planning other ways to honor his memory, including a dedicated volunteer day.
For more information about spencer and the impact he made, please visit https://www.gatheringus.com/memorial/john-spencer-morton/7344. We would also like to share Orvis JH's post about Spencer: https://news.orvis.com/fly-fishing/remembering-spencer-morton-a-pillar-of-the-jackson-hole-fly-fishing-community
Here are the direct ways to donate to Spencer's children's education fund:
Venmo Account: @SpencerMortonCET; when prompted for a 4 digit code, use 6153.
Phone: (301) 467-6153
First Name: Spencer
Last Name: Morton Children's Trust
You can also mail checks to:
Spencer Morton Children's Education Trust
12 Oxford St
Chevy Chase, MD 20815